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A prayer: Oh Allah, bring usefulness to whatever I have learned, and teach me whatever is useful, and add to my knowledge. Be observant of the wisdom of the knowledgeable: he sees all through the illuminated light of the Divine.

The most eager among you is the searcher for knowledge.

The learned are the heirs to the knowledge of the prophets: and so whoever seeks for knowledge will inherit a great share of the prophets’ legacy. Knowledge that will not bring benefits is like a treasure that you do not use or spend.

The first stage of worship is silence.

Tr. Nahid Angha, Ph.D., Deliverance, Words from the Prophet Mohammad. International Association of Sufism, 1995, pp. 15, 19, 28 33, 35, and 38.

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